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One of my biggest dissapointment in music life!
on 18 November 2013
Ive been a big Sparks fan since 72. Got 12 of their albums up to Lil Bethoven and 3 concerts. When 8 reviews all gave 5 stars this was of course something I undoubtly had to buy. I was extremally dissapointed when I played the concert. I have a shelf for (DVDs and some few BDs) called "probably never to be played again". This one was quickly put to that shelf!
Why, was it that bad? Not really, the audio was very good, same with picture. But the content and the show? Ive seen it before, and much better! My wife, son and me watched Live in Stockholm 2004 on DVD and we were thrilled of the show, the special funny stuff they (especially Ron) performed and the choice of songs. Included a guitar player and a female drummer (although she never smiled she was very pretty) the whole concert was something special.
This show from London had some of the same ingredients and choreografy, but it was not funny anymore, more like a bad parody of the Stockholm show. Even with a full rock band instruments it sounded dull. It was hard enough to play trough the whole concert to receive all details to review it. Sorry Sparks, you cant live on old ideas forever. The only reason I gave it as many as 3 stars is because I think if you watch this concert as your first Sparks concert, then its ok.